19 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day Three

Rain on the bivvy sack woke me this morning. It sounded worse than it was: a mere sprinkle, hardly enough to make a difference in this dry season. But it was a useful dry run for the possibility of a serious rain while I’m sleeping out. I mean, I can hardly get out of the […]

18 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day Two

This morning, Hugh handed out buttons bearing the Cree word Louise Halfe, one of the 14 people walking to Fort Carlton, suggested as the theme for our walk: asohtêwak, “together the hearts walk.” It’s a lovely statement about the possibility of deep connection that can be created when we walk together, literally or metaphorically. Cree […]

17 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

Carlton Trail Walk, Day One

The day started off cold and windy, and the people who came out to see us off at Original Humboldt (the site of a nineteenth-century telegraph station that became a small settlement) felt sorry for us. “Oh, it’s too cold to walk,” one woman said. “They’ll freeze.” I was glad I had packed a winter […]

17 Aug 2019 | 33 Temple

Layer Drawing Project

The development of work can be a logical process, progressing in a methodical linear way as ideas are unraveled and understood. This would continue in a similar fashion if attention is focused on the journey and what the direction of the next step shou...

16 Aug 2019 | Museum of Walking

Marooned on a desert island

To celebrate the 300th anniversary of the publication of Daniel Defoe’s much-loved classic Robinson Crusoe published on the 25 April 1719, and to complement our Crusoe300 Flash Fiction Walkshop, we ran a Crusoe300 flash fiction competition. We are delighted to announce the publication of Shipwrecked, a limited edition chapbook, published by Sampson Low Publishers. Shipwrecked includes the winning stories […]

13 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

92. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

  Somehow I’ve gotten this far without reading Linda Tuhiwai Smith’s Decolonizing Methodologies. During my MFA work, I read Margaret Kovach’s Indigenous Methodologies: Characteristics, Conversations, and Contexts and Shawn Wilson’s Research Is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods, but for some reason I missed Tuhiwai Smith’s book. One of my supervisors has given me an anthology about […]

10 Aug 2019 | Play Anywhere Now or Never

WE’RE LAUNCHING!!

Today is the big day – we’ll be launching PLAY ANYWHERE NOW OR NEVER! at Furtherfield’s Future Fair which promises to be an amazing day. Designed as a family-friendly ‘Albion’ style fair for Finsbury Park’s 150th anniversary Future Fa...

09 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

A Walk Around Town

I was particularly cranky this morning, partly because I didn’t get enough sleep, and partly because I’ve been sitting at my little table day and night since we returned from Scotland. It was time to go for a walk.   This wasn’t going to be nonfunctional walking; I had errands to run (books to pick […]

09 Aug 2019 | Mindy Goose

Taking the Outdoors with Me

Dandelion seeds floating through the air like summery snowflakes. Children shouting with excitement as they run, jump, explore, and investigate the outdoors. Muddying knees as they fall, but get up and squeal with delight. Zooming past on scooters and ...

08 Aug 2019 | Museum of Walking

Jungle-ized

Jungle-ized by Soundwalk Collective (2016)  App by Motive.io for Soundwalk Collective Featuring Amazon Rainforest Sound Environments Recorded by Francisco López Shipibo Tribe Voices and Songs Recorded by Soundwalk Collective Art Direction by gpsmuseum.eu. Available through the JUNGLE-IZED mobile app, the virtual soundscape is composed by Soundwalk Collective and features Amazon rainforest sound environments recorded by […]

08 Aug 2019 | Reading and Walking

91. Naomi Klein, “Dancing the World into Being: A Conversation with Idle No More’s Leanne Simpson”

I have to write a paper on extractivism, and my research has brought me to Naomi Klein’s interview with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, which took place around the time of the Idle No More protests focused on “Canada’s ongoing colonial policies, a transformative vision of decolonization, and the possibilities for a genuine alliance between natives and […]

08 Aug 2019 | exercises in being here

Identifying seeds

I often wonder what the use is of writing about a walk after you made it. It is kind of a walk in itself but much harder (or harder in a different way) than the actual moving through the world that is the starting point for this new adventure. The l...

08 Aug 2019 | exercises in being here

Identifying seeds

I often wonder what the use is of writing about a walk after you made it. It is kind of a walk in itself but much harder (or harder in a different way) than the actual moving through the world that is the starting point for this new adventure. The l...